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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 21:42

GG I'm Liz really so Lizzie would be better than just Busy!

Garden design for a new build

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 20:23

I think putting in some curves would be good, as punkdoc says, and bringing a bed out into the lawn, perhaps as you get near one of the corners, to encercle an area where you could either gravel or pave it and use it for a seating area. Build an arch or a pergola to give shade and height and grow some climbing plants over it. You could have a water feature or pond as well. How slopey is the slope? Could it be used for a waterfall to go into a pond, or is that too ambitious? Have you planted any bulbs?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 20:08

This morning did some tidying and pruning and deadheading of kitchen terrace, plants and shrubs I mean, not the terrace! Then we went out to lunch, lovely, haddock mousse and Coronation Chicken in Friend's shady garden, but very hot today. Did the watering then watched Tatton. Now it's 9.10pm, French time and it's still 31°. Gardener's World in 20 mins.

dead wisteria but possible

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 19:57

This happened to me too. I had a really big old wisteria with very scented double flowers. It died and when I found it's trunk was rotten I scraped it a bit and there was a huge larva inside. I thought that had killed it but now I think it was something else and that was a stag horn beetle larva that lives in rotten wood.

Anyway, new shoots started coming out of the ground. They grew quite quickly and within 2 or 3 years they had huge long single flowers, slightly scented. That must have been from the original root stock. I've trained it up the wall and over the balcony rail above and I'm very pleased I did. It's lovely and I dug up another suckering bit and planted it in another place up a post about 4 years ago and it has flowered too.


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 19:45

Hurray, I have all those, but bigger!

ideas for wall pot please

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 17:52

A small variegated trailing ivy perhaps?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 17:49

Evening all. Good heavens, think I'm first. Verdun didn't make it over the Channel, the strawberries are still there!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 17:44

Wonderful Deano. I hope you enjoy eating it. I love my fresh veg. When I see your photos I'm always amazed at the neatness of everything. Did you find that photo of a weed you said you'd send me?

A helping hand to identify the plant

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 09:06

Could well be a sunflower, looked on Google.


Posted: 26/07/2013 at 08:57

GG - have just read through some posts and saw you were going to spread stinky manure and alarm bells rang! If manure is well rotted and ready for the garden it should NOT smell. If it smells it isn't rotted enough.

Going to lunch with friends today. Weeding a little gravel bed first. Sounds easy, but it's got ivy, brambles and goose grass in it. And the honeysuckle on the pillar at the side of the stone steps has rooted in it.

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Thank you to Tech team

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no emails as well as small text

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why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
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Why did you all start gardening?

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